swash-buckler

  • 1swash-buckler — n. Bully, braggadocio, swaggerer, blusterer, roisterer, rough, fanfaron, Captain Bobadil …

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  • 2swashbuckler — 1550s, blustering, swaggering fighting man (earlier simply swash, 1540s), from swash fall of a blow (see SWASH (Cf. swash)) + BUCKLER (Cf. buckler) shield. The original sense seems to have been one who makes menacing noises by striking his or an… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3swashbuckler — /swosh buk leuhr, swawsh /, n. a swaggering swordsman, soldier, or adventurer; daredevil. Also, swasher. [1550 60; SWASH + BUCKLER] * * * …

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  • 4Marais, Jean — (1913 1998)    Actor. Born Jean Alfred Villain Marais in Cherbourg, Jean Marais dreamed of becoming an actor from an early age. Marais left school at the age of fourteen. He had been a weak student in any case. He went to work for a photographer… …

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  • 5Marais, Jean — (1913 1998)    Actor. Born Jean Alfred Villain Marais in Cherbourg, Jean Marais dreamed of becoming an actor from an early age. Marais left school at the age of fourteen. He had been a weak student in any case. He went to work for a photographer… …

    Historical Dictionary of French Cinema

  • 6Chiffre, Yvan — (March 3, 1936, Rousson, Gard, France )    A former dancer with Georges Reich s Ballets Ho, he became one of the busiest stuntmen of French cinema and played small parts in most of the swash­buckler and spy movies of the 1960s and 1970s (from… …

    Encyclopedia of French film directors

  • 7swaggerer — n. Blusterer, bully, braggart, boaster, braggadocio, Gascon, swash buckler, fire eater, Sir Lucius O Trigger …

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  • 8bully — I. n. 1. Blusterer, swaggerer, vaporer, hector, fire eater, Hotspur, mock hero, swash buckler, browbeater, bully rook, bully rock, domineering stormer. 2. Desperado, villain, blackguard, bawd protector, harlot s henchman. II. v. a. Browbeat,… …

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  • 9swashbuckler — [swäshbuk΄lər, swôshbuk΄lər] n. [ SWASH + BUCKLER] a blustering, swaggering fighting man …

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  • 10swashbuckling — swash|buck|ling [ˈswɔʃˌbʌkəlıŋ US ˈswa:ʃ , ˈswo:ʃ ] adj [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: swashbuckler noisy boastful fighter (16 20 centuries), from swash to wave around or hit noisily (15 20 centuries) (probably from the sound) + buckler] relating to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11Swashbuckler films — are an action adventure subgenre often characterised by swordfighting and adventurous heroic characters, often set in an approximate Early modern period with appropriately lavish costumes. Morality is often clear cut, heroic characters are… …

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  • 12swashbuckle — [19] Swashbuckle is a backformation from swashbuckler [16], which originally denoted a warrior who struck his shield with his sword as a sign of aggression and machismo, rather like a gorilla beating its chest. It was a compound formed from swash …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 13swashbuckler — /ˈswɒʃbʌklə / (say swoshbukluh) noun a swaggering swordsman or bully who makes a noisy show of fighting. Also, swasher. {swash (i.e. strike swords against shields) + buckler} –swashbuckling, noun –swashbuckling, adjective …

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  • 14swashbuckle — [19] Swashbuckle is a backformation from swashbuckler [16], which originally denoted a warrior who struck his shield with his sword as a sign of aggression and machismo, rather like a gorilla beating its chest. It was a compound formed from swash …

    Word origins

  • 15swashbuckler — n. a swaggering bully or ruffian. Derivatives: swashbuckling adj. & n. Etymology: SWASH(1) + BUCKLER …

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